Attention all High School Juniors and Seniors!! Is attending college an educational pursuit of yours after you graduate from high school? Look no further! The Comanche Nation Workforce Department is giving assistance to all high school Juniors and Seniors with their American College Testing (ACT). We plan on assisting the first 50 tribal youth applicants who apply with our department, a chance to receive a testing voucher for their ACT Exam & ACT Written Exam combined. The applications will become available Monday, March 22nd, 2021 and available for pickup at the Dorothy Sunrise Lorentino Education Center (1608 SW 9th St., Lawton, OK 73505).
So far, with the launch of our event and partnership with Great Plains Technology Center (GPTC), we have had only three (3) applicants apply for the Long-Term Care Certified Nurse Aide (LTCNA) and Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR training courses. We plan on assistancing at least nine (9) applicants, so we are six (6) applicants away from our goal! Please remember to check the Workforce Facebook page for the update, revised LTCNA Flyer for more information. WIOA will assist in all payments associated with tutition, books/supplies, scrubs, and lunch, so the only thing needed from the applicant, is committment to this opportunity.
The Comanche Nation Workforce (W.I.O.A.) Department is proud to announce the restart of outreach events and activities! We will be hosting WIOA Outreach to all nearby communities to the best of our capabilities during this time. Our first outreach event was hosted in Cache, OK but we will not stop there!
On May 22, the Workforce department accepted an “Outstanding Grantee” award on behalf of the Comanche Nation at the 38th National Indian and Native American Employment/Public Law 102-477 Training held in Los Angeles, California. Of the 176 total Native American WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) programs nationally, the Comanche Nation was one of six to receive the award. The award was presented to Comanche Nation Workforce staff by the United States Department of Labor - Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP) personnel.